Can you help join in with Bournemouth beach clean-up today after storm?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you help join in with Bournemouth beach clean-up today after violent storm? Can you help join in with Bournemouth beach clean-up today after violent storm?

RESIDENTS are being invited to help clean-up the town’s beaches and proms following last weekend’s storm.

Today, volunteers can meet at Boscombe Pier at 1pm.

Equipment will be provided, but anyone with hi-vis vests, bags, gloves or litter grabbers is asked to bring them along.

Tomorrow, Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood is asking people to join him on the seafront.

Volunteers are asked to bring their wellies, work gloves, a broom and some British spirit to help get the seafront back in order.

Meet tomorrow at 11am at the council seafront office, next to Boscombe Pier.

All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Volunteers will be broken down into groups and allocated sections of the seafront.

Up to 600 beach huts were damaged during the storms, at least 400 of which were on Bournemouth promenade, some beyond repair, the council has reported.

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9:57am Fri 21 Feb 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

That pile of sand in the picture seems to be hinting that they would like volunteers to shovel the sand back down on to the beach?
That pile of sand in the picture seems to be hinting that they would like volunteers to shovel the sand back down on to the beach? The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 2

10:22am Fri 21 Feb 14

GeorgeW64 says...

No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.
No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 2

10:33am Fri 21 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I'll help as long as the council rewards me with a 'park in all areas for free for 6 months 'pass"

Fairs fair.
I'll help as long as the council rewards me with a 'park in all areas for free for 6 months 'pass" Fairs fair. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 8

10:35am Fri 21 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.
It is about pride in your community. So I somebody knocked on your door with a stab wound, you would tell them to sit tight and wait for the ambulance rather than offering a helping hand? I mean after all you have paid presumably paid your taxes that pay for the ambulance.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.[/p][/quote]It is about pride in your community. So I somebody knocked on your door with a stab wound, you would tell them to sit tight and wait for the ambulance rather than offering a helping hand? I mean after all you have paid presumably paid your taxes that pay for the ambulance. BoscVegas
  • Score: 10

10:48am Fri 21 Feb 14

username is already in use says...

No thanks
No thanks username is already in use
  • Score: -2

11:08am Fri 21 Feb 14

smhinto says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.
Exactly, no doubt a reduction in ones poll tax will be on offer from the Council ??
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No - I thought not.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.[/p][/quote]Exactly, no doubt a reduction in ones poll tax will be on offer from the Council ?? . No - I thought not. smhinto
  • Score: -11

11:18am Fri 21 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

I sure there is a raft of unemployed people that could be utilised to clean up the beach!
I sure there is a raft of unemployed people that could be utilised to clean up the beach! suzigirl
  • Score: 4

11:19am Fri 21 Feb 14

Rabbitman64 says...

BoscVegas wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.
It is about pride in your community. So I somebody knocked on your door with a stab wound, you would tell them to sit tight and wait for the ambulance rather than offering a helping hand? I mean after all you have paid presumably paid your taxes that pay for the ambulance.
Of course people would help somebody who was stabbed! This is about people doing the job that the council are paid to do! The only people likely to be interested in this are Elwood & the clapped out tories! Wasn't it their cult hero Thatcher who said that there was no such thing as society?
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.[/p][/quote]It is about pride in your community. So I somebody knocked on your door with a stab wound, you would tell them to sit tight and wait for the ambulance rather than offering a helping hand? I mean after all you have paid presumably paid your taxes that pay for the ambulance.[/p][/quote]Of course people would help somebody who was stabbed! This is about people doing the job that the council are paid to do! The only people likely to be interested in this are Elwood & the clapped out tories! Wasn't it their cult hero Thatcher who said that there was no such thing as society? Rabbitman64
  • Score: 2

11:37am Fri 21 Feb 14

BmthNewshound says...

Will Beesley and the £40k a year Filers be lending a hand ? I doubt it.
Will Beesley and the £40k a year Filers be lending a hand ? I doubt it. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 3

11:43am Fri 21 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

In the good old days convicts would have done this sort of thing
In the good old days convicts would have done this sort of thing billy bumble
  • Score: 3

12:02pm Fri 21 Feb 14

onetimeapathetic says...

billy bumble wrote:
In the good old days convicts would have done this sort of thing
Plenty of those in Boscombe
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: In the good old days convicts would have done this sort of thing[/p][/quote]Plenty of those in Boscombe onetimeapathetic
  • Score: -1

1:08pm Fri 21 Feb 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

Why not detail a couple legions of desk jockeys from jobsworth towers to go and sort it out?
Why not detail a couple legions of desk jockeys from jobsworth towers to go and sort it out? The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 8

2:46pm Fri 21 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

Let's hope there are no more landslides. Second thoughts our wonderfull MP will be there...
Let's hope there are no more landslides. Second thoughts our wonderfull MP will be there... whataboutthat
  • Score: 5

8:46am Sat 22 Feb 14

Phixer says...

"... but anyone with hi-vis vests, .... is asked to bring them along."

Hi-vis vests? On the beach? Is there a danger of being hit by a wave? Or have the Seagulls been instructed not to do their business over anyone wearing a hi-vis vest?

This elfing safety malarky has gone on for too long.
"... but anyone with hi-vis vests, .... is asked to bring them along." Hi-vis vests? On the beach? Is there a danger of being hit by a wave? Or have the Seagulls been instructed not to do their business over anyone wearing a hi-vis vest? This elfing safety malarky has gone on for too long. Phixer
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Sat 22 Feb 14

skydriver says...

Get all the councillors off the backsides get them to help first, then a few others will follow, and the gent is right free parking as well , Now is that unreasonable?
Get all the councillors off the backsides get them to help first, then a few others will follow, and the gent is right free parking as well , Now is that unreasonable? skydriver
  • Score: 3

2:11pm Sat 22 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

Phixer wrote:
"... but anyone with hi-vis vests, .... is asked to bring them along."

Hi-vis vests? On the beach? Is there a danger of being hit by a wave? Or have the Seagulls been instructed not to do their business over anyone wearing a hi-vis vest?

This elfing safety malarky has gone on for too long.
One day everybody will be in a high vis vest...
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: "... but anyone with hi-vis vests, .... is asked to bring them along." Hi-vis vests? On the beach? Is there a danger of being hit by a wave? Or have the Seagulls been instructed not to do their business over anyone wearing a hi-vis vest? This elfing safety malarky has gone on for too long.[/p][/quote]One day everybody will be in a high vis vest... whataboutthat
  • Score: 2

12:57pm Sun 23 Feb 14

thevoiceofreason1 says...

litter grabbers? gonna pick up the sand one grain at a time?
get the council to do there job for a change.
my council tax rises every year and every year they do less for it!
litter grabbers? gonna pick up the sand one grain at a time? get the council to do there job for a change. my council tax rises every year and every year they do less for it! thevoiceofreason1
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Sun 23 Feb 14

thevoiceofreason1 says...

BoscVegas wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.
It is about pride in your community. So I somebody knocked on your door with a stab wound, you would tell them to sit tight and wait for the ambulance rather than offering a helping hand? I mean after all you have paid presumably paid your taxes that pay for the ambulance.
i would say a stab wound is an emergency of the highest order.
the mess on the beach a little less so.
you are obviously a councillor.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: No doubt some do gooding mugs will turn up and do the work the Council are paid for.[/p][/quote]It is about pride in your community. So I somebody knocked on your door with a stab wound, you would tell them to sit tight and wait for the ambulance rather than offering a helping hand? I mean after all you have paid presumably paid your taxes that pay for the ambulance.[/p][/quote]i would say a stab wound is an emergency of the highest order. the mess on the beach a little less so. you are obviously a councillor. thevoiceofreason1
  • Score: 0

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